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Agatha Christie
Witness for the Prosecution

written in 1953
Victor Gollancz, 1954 Samuel French, 1954

Play

Presented by Peter Saunders at the Winter Garden Theatre, London, on 28th October 1953, with the following cast of characters:
(in the order of their appearance)
GRETARosalie Westwater
CARTERWalter Horsbrugh
MR MAYHEWMilton Rosmer
LEONARD VOLEDerek Blomfield
SIR WILFRID ROBARTS,QCDavid Horne
INSPECTOR HEARNEDavid Raven
PLAIN-CLOTHES DETECTIVEKenn Kennedy
ROMAINEPatricia Jessel
CLERK OF THE COURTPhilip Holles
MR JUSTICE WAINWRIGHTPercy Marmont
ALDERMANWalter Horsbrugh
MR MYERS,QCD.A.Clarke-Smith
COURT USHERNicolas Tannar
COURT STENOGRAPHERJohn Bryning
WARDERDenzil Ellis
THE JUDGE'S CLERKMuir Little
1ST BARRISTERGeorge Dudley
2ND BARRISTERJack Bulloch
3RD BARRISTERLionel Gadsden
4TH BARRISTERJohn Farries Moss
5TH BARRISTERRichard Coke
6TH BARRISTERAgnes Fraser
1STMEMBER OF THE JURYLauderdale Beckett
2ND MEMBER OF THE JURYIris Fraser Foss
3RD MEMBER OF THE JURYKenn Kennedy
A POLICEMANDavid Homewood
DR WYATTGraham Stuart
JANET MACKENZIEJean Stuart
MR CLEGGPeter Franklin
THE OTHER WOMANRosemary Wallace
Directed by Wallace Douglas
Decor by Michael Weight
SYNOPSIS OF SCENES
The action of the play passes in the drawing-room at Gull's Point, Lady Tressilian's house at Saltcreek, Cornwall
ACT I
The Chambers of Sir Wilfrid Robarts, QC. Afternoon.
ACT II
The Central Criminal Court, London - better known as the Old Bailey. Six weeks later. Morning.
ACT II
SCENE 1 - The Chambers of Sir Wilfrid Robarts, QC. The same evening.
SCENE 2 - The Old Bailey. The next morning.
Time : the present

Movie & TV

Witness for the Prosecution, 1949 (USA/TV)
director John Glyn-Jones
writer Sidney Budd
cast Alban Blakelock(Prosecuting Counsel), Stafford Byrne(Walker), Derek Elphinstone(Defending Counsel), Mary Kerridge(Romaine Heilger), Dale Rogers(Leonard Vole), John Salew(Robert Mayherne), Hilda Terriss(Miss French)
Witness for the Prosecution, 1950 (USA/TV)
"Danger" Season 1, Episode 7
cast Sarah Churchill
Witness for the Prosecution, 1953 (USA/TV)
"Lux Video Theatre" Season 3, Episode 55
director Richard Goode
writer Anne Howard Bailey
cast Tom Drake(Leonard Vole), Andrea King(Romaine Vole), Edward G. Robinson(Wilfrid Robarts)
Witness for the Prosecution, 1957 (USA)
director Billy Wilder
writer Billy Wilder, Harry Kurniz, Larry Marcus
cast Tyrone Power(Leonard Vole), Marlene Dietrich(Christine Vole), Charles Laughton(Sir Wilfrid Robarts), Elsa Lanchester(Miss Plimsoll), John Williams(Brogan-Moore), Henry Daniell(Mayhew), Ian Wolfe(Carter), Una O'Connor(Janet McKenzie), Torin Thatcher(Mr. Myers), Molly Roden(Miss McHugh)
Witness for the Prosecution, 1982 (USA/TV)
director Alan Gibson
writer John Gay, Billy Wilder
cast Beau Bridges(Leonard Vole), Ralph Richardson(Sir Wilfred Robarts), Deborah Kerr(Nurse Plimsoll), Donald Pleasence(Mr. Myers), Diana Rigg(Christine Vole), Richard Vernon(Brogan-Moore), David Langton(Mayhew), Peter Sallis(Carter), Zulema Dene(Miss Johnson), Michael Gough(Judge), Barbara New(Miss O'Brien)

Link

  1. Wikipedia: Witness for the Prosecution
  2. IMDb: Witness for the Prosecution (1949)
  3. IMDb: Danger: Witness for the Prosecution (1950)
  4. IMDb: Lux Video Theatre: Witness for the Prosecution (1953)
  5. IMDb: Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
  6. IMDb: Hallmark Hall of Fame: Witness for the Prosecution (1982)
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